On Wednesday night, Donald Trump made a bizarre misogynist rant in which he claimed that women were complaining to him about faulty dishwashers.
“Remember the dishwasher? You’d press it. Boom! There’d be like an explosion. Five minutes later, you open it up. The steam pours out,” Trump stated.
He would then add, “Now, you press it 12 times. Women tell me . . . ‘You know, they give you four drops of water.”
“Women tell me” he stated as if only women use dishwashers.
Trump would also praise his administration for achievements on “electric” it appeared that he was talking about energy-efficient light bulbs, the same light bulbs that he claimed earlier this year caused him to “appear orange.” This time he claimed that “we’re bringing back standards that are great,” which made it appear that his administration had created new regulations for dishwashers.
The Department of Energy announced it was implementing a rule-making change that would exempt dishwashers from previous energy efficiency standards in November. Back in In September, Trump’s administration said it was going to loosen standards for energy-efficient light bulbs. dishwashers in the home — and not men, too.
Daniel Dale of CNN shared, “Trump says that you used to press a dishwasher once and it was an ‘explosion’ and five minutes later steam would come out. ‘Now you press it 12 times. Women tell me.’ Women tell me.”
Trump says that you used to press a dishwasher once and it was an "explosion" and five minutes later steam would come out. "Now you press it 12 times. Women tell me."
Women tell me.
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) December 19, 2019
“Frankly this comment tells you a lot about how elite this guy is. And sexist,” former Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri posted to Twitter. “He’s never run a dishwasher. And thinks only women do. Btw dishwashers today work great. Much better than they used to. What an idiot.”
Frankly this comment tells you a lot about how elite this guy is. And sexist. He’s never run a dishwasher. And thinks only women do. Btw dishwashers today work great. Much better than they used to. What an idiot. https://t.co/LOauszN5dr
— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) December 19, 2019
The Daily Beast’s Molly Jong-Fast tweeted “Trump’s weird obsession with dishwashers and low flow toilets is so incredibly soul-crushingly on a brand I can’t stand it….”
Trump’s weird obsession with dishwashers and low flow toilets is so incredibly soul crushingly on brand I can’t stand it…. https://t.co/YPSNO4kFkM
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) December 19, 2019
Trump has been strangely obsessed with household issues in the past few weeks. During a press conference earlier this month, he told reporters that “we have a situation where we’re looking very strongly at sinks, and showers and other elements of bathrooms where you turn the faucet on — and areas where there’s tremendous amounts of water — where the water rushes out to sea because you could never handle it. And you don’t get any water.”
He then went on to claim that in some areas there were people flushing their toilets 10 or 15 times.
“You turn on the faucet, and you don’t get any water. They take a shower, and water comes dripping out. Just dripping out. Very quietly dripping out. People are flushing toilets 10 times, 15 times, as opposed to once. They end up using more water. So the EPA is looking at that very strongly at my suggestion.”